07917 677667 beesatbobs@btinternet.com RJ beekeeping, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

The season is in full swing now. Weekly inspections should be the norm; ensuring any signs of swarming can be dealt with to avoid nuisance to the public. Allow plenty of space (so put supers on early to cater for any flow). If you have Rapeseed Oil near your hives then extract the honey so soon as the flowers fade in the field to prevent it setting solid in the comb. Health and build up should be monitored and that queens are laying normally.